Here are the top stories for Tuesday May 23, 2017
Officials from around Livingston county are set to meet this week to talk about sharing some government services. The state is offering incentives for local governments to share jobs like snow removal, assessment and highway work as a way to save money. At a meeting Wednesday, towns and villages will discuss whether it’s an option in Livingston County. County administrator Ian Coyle says its an idea worth exploring as municipalities deal with tightening budgets. The session is scheduled for Wednesday at 2:30 at the Livingston County Board of Supervisors meeting room at 6 Court Street., and it is open to the public.
With Memorial day almost here, the price of gas is staying about the same in Livingston County. According to A A A, the average price in Livingston county is 2.42–some places a bit higher, some a bit lower. Statewide the average is 2. 50, while around the country, the price for a gallon is 2.36. All of those prices are around a dime more than last year. AAA expects some 39 million people to travel this coming weekend–potentially; the most since 2005
It’s time for the first farmers markets to open around the region. In Dansville, the Market Opens on Friday 11 am. to 4 pm. –as it will every Friday until Oct. 6 at 50 Maple Ave. Food stamps, WIC, EBT and senior citizen. In coupons are accepted. In Mt. Morris, the market opens Friday as well, at 103 Main Street. Their hours on Fridays will be 10 am to 5 pm and they too accept Accepting food stamps, WIC, EBT, and senior citizen coupons. Other markets in Geneseo, Lima, Livonia and Nunda are set to open in mid to late June.
Governor Cuomo is beefing up security at New York’s airports after the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in England. The governor issued a Cuomo issued a statement last night saying he was heartbroken about the horrific explosion at the Manchester Arena. The governor said he was directing law enforcement to beef up security at high-profile locations like airports, bridges, tunnels and mass-transit systems. Cuomo said the safety of New Yorkers is his first priority.
The state is sending ten-million-dollars in aid to Lake Ontario flood victims. The funding will pay for repairs to flood walls, roads, sidewalks and culverts. Money will also go toward public water and sewer infrastructure. Governor Cuomo has declared a state of emergency in Monroe, Orleans and Wayne counties. The declaration is intended to speed up repairs to homes and businesses impacted by flooding.